Jimi Hendrix silkscreen print called 'Purple and Gold which was used as the cover for Jimi's album 'The Ultimate Experience' in 1992.
Gered Mankowitz recalls "I had the privilege to work with Jimi twice in 1967. On both occasions he, together with Mitch and Noel, came to my studio in Masons Yard, in London’s West End. We got on incredibly well and I found him to be a most charming, humble and witty person as well as a willing and enthusiastic subject".
A screen is made of a piece of porous, finely woven fabric (originally silk, but typically made of polyester since the 1940s) stretched over a frame of aluminum or wood. Areas of the screen are blocked off with a non-permeable material to form a stencil, which is a negative of the image to be printed; that is, the open spaces are where the ink will appear.
The screen is placed atop a substrate such as papyrus or fabric. Ink is placed on top of the screen, and a fill bar (also known as a flood bar) is used to fill the mesh openings with ink. The operator begins with the fill bar at the rear of the screen and behind a reservoir of ink. The operator lifts the screen to prevent contact with the substrate and then using a slight amount of downward force pulls the fill bar to the front of the screen. This effectively fills the mesh openings with ink and moves the ink reservoir to the front of the screen. The operator then uses a squeegee (rubber blade) to move the mesh down to the substrate and pushes the squeegee to the rear of the screen.
The ink that is in the mesh opening is transferred by capillary action to the substrate in a controlled and prescribed amount, i.e. the wet ink deposit is equal to the thickness of the stencil. As the squeegee moves toward the rear of the screen the tension of the mesh pulls the mesh up away from the substrate leaving the ink upon the substrate surface.
Somerset Satin, 310gsm, 100% cotton, mould made paper produced by St. Cuthberts Mill is the highest quality papermaking material with excellent archival properties. The paper will last for hundreds of years (in good storage conditions) and won’t discolour or fall apart. The surface of the paper enhances the finished print.
The 4 deckle edges are visually very beautiful, and are perfect for float framing. Somerset is suitable for block/relief printing, embossing, intaglio/etching, hand lithography, laser printing, letterpress, silkscreen/serigraphy, pastel and charcoal.
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.
If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).
If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.
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